Australian Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon has claimed his first five-wicket haul for the Blues in Sheffield Shield cricket during an emphatic victory against Queensland in round four of the competition at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Lyon claimed 5-94 from 25.3 overs and, together with Australian Test fast bowler Josh Hazlewood (4-30), the pair returned nine of the ten wickets in the final innings to seal a 163-run victory on the fourth day.
It was the first victory for the Blues in the Sheffield Shield since round three last season also against Queensland at Allan Border Field.
Australian Test paceman Mitchell Starc (1-27) claimed the other Queensland wicket to fall in the second innings. The visitors were bowled out for 216 mid-way through the second session of day four.
Lyon finished the match with nine wickets after he collected 4-83 in the first innings. His second innings haul was the 14th time he had claimed five scalps in a First Class match.
On the third day, Nick Larkin (175 not out) and Daniel Hughes (116) shared a mammoth 258-run opening stand to set up the victory.
A magnificent 152, in a total of 279, from Moises Henriques on day one was the first of the three centuries in the match, along with Larkin and Hughes, and kept the Blues in the contest.
Queensland resumed on the final day at 2/51 and opener Joe Burns (38) added only one run to his overnight score before he became the first wicket of the morning.
Hazlewood claimed the important scalp of Burns caught at second slip by Nick Larkin after a juggling effort.
The Blues put the clamps on the run rate and Lyon soon had the first of his five wickets when he dismissed Charlie Hemphrey for 17, caught by Henriques at leg slip.
Henriques claimed the three catches to deliver Lyon his first three scalps.
The allrounder took a smart catch at short leg to dismiss Sam Heazlett (1) and then an even better catch low down, at leg slip, to remove Queensland captain Jimmy Peirson (1).
The succession of four wickets in 11 overs had the visitors in deep trouble at 6/88 still 291 runs behind.
However, Jack Wildermuth (84) was not perturbed. The Queensland allrounder raced to his half-century from 52 balls.
In partnership with Michael Neser (17), Wildermuth added 77 for the seventh wicket before Hazlewood broke through.
The tall right-arm quick beat the defences of Neser with a delivery that cut back significantly and bent back the leg stump.
Another 33 runs were added to the Queensland score before Steketee (19) was the next to fall. The No. 9 was caught at second slip, again by Larkin, to give Hazlewood his fourth.
The key wicket of Wildermuth closely followed, caught at deep square leg, from the bowling of Lyon and the end was nigh for Queensland.
Wildermuth struck 10 boundaries and two sixes during his 91 balls at the crease.
Lyon completed his five-wicket haul and the win for the Blues when he removed Mitchell Swepson (17), leg before wicket.
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